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Thousands "Flock" to River Education Days - Trempealeau NWR for 10 Years!
Midwest Region, May 14, 2013
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Ann Runstrom from La Crosse FWCO Leads
Ann Runstrom from La Crosse FWCO Leads "Fishy Business" - Photo Credit: Owen Johnson (volunteer)

May 14 and 15, 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of the River Education Days at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge. For the past decade, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has been working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and many other organizations to reach almost 1,000 people each year, including students, teachers, and chaperones from the Coulee Region.

Classes rotated through four stations out of 20 that target themes including prairies and forests, wetlands, and rivers. Specific topics included information and hands-on activities about birds, mammals, fish, inverts, freshwater mussels, amphibians and reptiles, as well as vegetation. La Crosse Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office provided hands-on learning with aquatic invertebrates and fish identification. Our office hopes to keep assisting the refuge with this important event that helps spark the interest of kids to get outside and enjoy our natural resources. Let’s keep building the flock for the next ten!

Learn more about La Crosse Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office and Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge by visiting us online.

Contact Info: Heidi Keuler, 608-783-8417, Heidi_Keuler@fws.gov
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